"alternative energy" (feat. Aubrey Bergauer)

This week, San Francisco-based classical music administrative consultant Aubrey Bergauer joins me to talk about the business structures behind the orchestras we see on stage and hear on recordings, how the pandemic has effected these organizations, and what recovery might look like. She also chose to highlight the music of a number of local California artists, including Gabriela Lena Frank, Lara Downes, Mason Bates, and the San Francisco Symphony. Enjoy!


  1. Louis W. Ballard: 4 American Indian Piano Preludes - No. 1, Ombaska (Daylight) by Emanuele Arciuli on Walk in Beauty (Innova)
  2. Papalote for Treble Voice and String Quartet by Jake Arditti, Arditti Quartet on Hilda Paredes: Cuerdas del Destino (æon)
  3. Frantz Casséus: Suite haïtienne - III. Mascaron by Diana Golden, Shawn Chang on Tanbou Kache (New Focus)
  4. Gabriela Lena Frank: Three Latin American Dances by Utah Symphony, Keith Lockhart (conductor) on Symphonic Dances (Reference) Local
  5. Magos Herrera: Rojo Sol by Magos Herrera, Kinan Azmeh, Romero Lubambo, Jeffrey Zeigler, Gonzalo Grau on Con Alma (National Sawdust)
  6. Florence Price: Barcarolle by Lara Downes on Phenomenal Women (Rising Sun Music) New Local
  7. Alternative Energy - I. Ford's Farm, 1896 by San Francisco Symphony, Mason Bates, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor) on Mason Bates: Works for Orchestra (SFS Media) Local
  8. Alex Van Gils: A Sleeptalker Describes the Rising of the Seas by Friction Quartet on Rising (self released) Local
  9. Perfectly Voiceless by Third Coast Percussion on Devonté Hynes: Fields (Cedille)